Average Salary for Claremont McKenna College Alumni

Claremont McKenna College, a school in Claremont, Calif., has roughly 1,000 undergrads. The liberal arts and sciences play a large role at the school, and many students enjoy this type of curriculum. The data in this summary come from Claremont McKenna College alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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About This School

500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711-6400


Private School, Liberal Arts

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Graduates of Claremont McKenna College are found working in a number of different fields including the environmental consulting industry, the consulting industry, and the financial services industry. The most popular field is the education industry. Starting salaries of $65K are the median among Claremont McKenna College grads.


Many Claremont McKenna College students are San Francisco, Calif.-bound following college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Claremont McKenna College grads is Los Angeles, Calif.; given its high compensation (approximately $135K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Claremont McKenna College grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Claremont despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (around $57K). Washington, DC and Seattle, Wash. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Psychology will compensate Claremont McKenna College grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $86K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $57K per year.


Slightly less than a fifth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 73 percent for Claremont McKenna College grads. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Ruby on Rails, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly less than half of the alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. A large number of former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most alumni receive health insurance, and a strong majority of alumni get dental coverage. Claremont McKenna College alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Occidental College grads report the most similar salaries to Claremont McKenna College alums, earning $63K on average. Other schools similar to Claremont McKenna College include Pitzer College, Scripps College, and Harvey Mudd College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1980 2250
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for Claremont McKenna College


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$38,520 - $80,000
$51,289 - $127,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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